I love that shot of the 26th (and my favorite) President! the only man who was awarded a Nobel Prize for Peace, a Medal of Honor for combat and served as President of the United States!

He hated the nickname, "Teddy," by the way...

So, with Memorial Day soon approaching:

 

 

Close ups for today. " When you got to go you got go "IMG_4376

Mr. Bo  Keeps an Eye Out IMG_4307

44 Tonner switching the industry .IMG_4305

Unloading copper wire.IMG_4465

Meet Otto and Guido the Santana Brothers at their produce terminal.IMG_4523

The 3 Towers of Patburg.IMG_4536

" Here come the J !" IMG_4537

"611 Passing Through"IMG_4542

" Making way for the Fast Mail .... SW 1 in the hole"IMG_4548

Early Diesels and Late Steam what a Team! . IMG_4577

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Thursday is slipping away, at the typing of this reply by me, so I'll just quickly post these, which may have been seen previously, but are a variety of some of my favorite efforts...IMG_0022garden of Neighbor#2 [2)2trShedIMG_0345IMG_2773IMG_4667FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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Masterfully done Frank!  I love all the scenes! BRAVO!! 

I would wager the Jaguar's tank is about to filled with Ethyl?  

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Randy Harrison posted:
lee drennen posted:

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Lee:

 

That is GREAT modeling. What are you using for your dark ballast? The realism is amazing!

Randy

its real ballast crushed to a smaller size. I use to haul this stuff they use it for roofing shingles. They also haul it in dump trailers and the dump truckers would dump the excess of up the road on a couple pull offs so they wouldn’t be over weight. That’s where I got it. 

Hi Bob Bartizek, Each of those photos is totally enjoyable and interesting. However, I cannot resist giving particular attention to the detail of this rung-ladder , along with its cement pylon base, that you crafted. Amazing and flawless, IMO. The light weathering around the ends of the rungs, on each side, seems exactly right, as is the light weathering to the base itself.ogrsun03 [2)And the scale of your track ballasting seems exactly right, also.

FrankM

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This fine Thursday's up close shots.

MOW Crew

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Happenings on the corner.IMG_4082

The MOW trains IMG_4092IMG_4112

Talking it over IMG_4124

The REA unloading process.IMG_4178IMG_4183IMG_4187

Freddie the Forklift driverIMG_4238

Team track goings onIMG_4235

Rusty rails & the B&O IMG_4058

Got milk? IMG_4240

Got more milk? IMG_4284

Back O' town. IMG_4291

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Moonson, Your 100% correct, Bob Bartizek is a great O “3 Rail Scale” modeler, his layout, a wonderland to behold is built for scale operation. I (our local train group) have visited him several times and his layout is built for point to point operation and it’s finely detailed. You should see his layout featured on OGR THE VIDEO. Get your pop corn ready, it’s a wonderful entertaining show. Your gonna love it.

Trumptrain, your pictures are amazing, the people you have working, (In every aspect of your layout) seem to be super busy. A job well done. Wow.

Briansilvermustang, Great Pictures, both Real and model....You have a lot of trains.

Everyone, have a great day.  F83E746A-E7CF-47C3-86CF-B621E6D3AE539B9DB9F5-ED37-400E-8AE4-65D601C7804C034C9719-7CBF-40F1-A7E1-8F61AF5250A69B432EC4-5132-4194-B916-DB0C12B6F1B27A92ACE3-FD1A-4D07-A638-FD1C0B13A049

 

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Leapinlarry -  Thanks so much for your kind words about my photos!  I love creating action scenes for, IMHO, they bring a rich dimension of life energy to the layout.  

BTW - I love YOUR layout photos!  The one with the postwar illuminated bumper really shows how well you blend postwar Lionel with fine scale scenic detail.

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Thanks to Frank and LeapinLarry for the kind compliments.  Here's another yard shot (even though it's not still Thursday).  These 3 caboose service structures (supply shed, kerosene tank and coal bunker) were scratchbuilt by an HO friend of mine.  He was here for an operating session and had a copy of an old Model Railroader article with scale drawings of these structures which were on the Milwaukee Road.  He said, "I think these will fit right here in your yard.  I'd be happy to build them for you if you want them."  After careful consideration (for about half a second) I told him to go ahead!  I installed them and added a couple of Woodland Scenics figures.

ogrsun05

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This fine Thursday's close ups!  " Scenes as seen by boys on bikes as they explore around Patsburg!"IMG_6700IMG_6703IMG_6716IMG_6721IMG_6717IMG_6825IMG_6747IMG_6767IMG_6779IMG_6828IMG_7120IMG_7042

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Randy - Thanks so much for your kind words regarding my photos !  Much appreciated!

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

Patrick, I found the blue & white B-61 Mack tractor on IXO models, web site. But apparently they are sold out'.. Disappointing....

BTW> Nice scenes presented'.. 

Quarter Gauger - I bought mine at Die Cast Direct in 2017 or 18 can't remember which.  They may still have some.  Check em out.

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

My latest addition to layout:

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This old man was found buried in my garage. Very glad I found him and he is now part of my little world. I think he is a college professor, who just had lunch at the Diner, and is now crossing the street to catch a game at Popsicle Stick Yankee Stadium. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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trumptrain posted:
Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

Patrick, I found the blue & white B-61 Mack tractor on IXO models, web site. But apparently they are sold out'.. Disappointing....

BTW> Nice scenes presented'.. 

Quarter Gauger - I bought mine at Die Cast Direct in 2017 or 18 can't remember which.  They may still have some.  Check em out.

Yes Patrick, I found the catalog they send me as I'm a steady customer'..They still have some, and i have ordered'...Thanks for reminding me, where to get one'..........

 Quarter Gauger 48'

 

Gred 

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From 1960 through 1967 on a hot Summer evening we would drive to the old P&LE Smithfield St Station and wait for the Capitol. After climbing aboard I would head for High Dome (or it's sister), which is where I would spend the night trip to Chicago. That air conditioned Dome was such a relief after the heat of a Summer night:

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Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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TedW posted:

Ya know, Patsburg is one of the busiest little communities on the forum.  Always something interesting going on.

The Patsburg passenger platform is one of my favorite scenes, with all the people waiting to board the train.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

geysergazer posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

 

 

From 1960 through 1967 on a hot Summer evening we would drive to the old P&LE Smithfield St Station and wait for the Capitol. After climbing aboard I would head for High Dome (or it's sister), which is where I would spend the night trip to Chicago. That air conditioned Dome was such a relief after the heat of a Summer night:

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Lew

Have the MTH "High Dome" as part of my "Columbia" consist se pulled by MTH A-B E6's.  I road up in the dome round trip to/from Chicago at night both ways back in the 50's.

Ron

geysergazer posted:

Patrick, those people on the platform waiting for a train have a lot of patience, don't they 

Lew

Lew - those folks are the most patient folks in town LOL! 

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

briansilvermustang posted:

 

      AWESOME photos Patrick !!     very NICE layout      always busy with great scenes !

 

That's very kind of you to say Brain.  Thanks so much! 

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Eggcellent modeling, Eric! Main St. in front of the stores and the railroad behind. A scene repeated thousands of times across America.

 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

ENICHTER, Great City Scenes, really nice work, Trumptrain, Your Layout is Simply fun to view, so much activity, Scale Rail, very nice craftsmanship, neat old car to, Randy Harrison, very nice layout, neat F3 Sante Fe coming through town, and a circus too, Wow. Great pictures everyone, stay cool, hope to see some of you OGR Forum Friends at York in October...7759446E-0DA1-4C10-BAA6-AEC526D58168769ED7D0-2AB0-496E-8152-35210063311DDB25A33F-7C10-4109-8D50-0F24BC1D1529F064E16D-1DAD-43A0-A9E6-8C1C974E68FB

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Up close today:  From the city to the mountains ... Patsburg 360.IMG_9047IMG_9060IMG_9111IMG_9155IMG_9128IMG_9179IMG_9193IMG_9222IMG_9307IMG_9284IMG_6041IMG_5967

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Bob,

I appreciate you sharing these pictures. The detail in them made me curious to what the rest of your layout was like. By clicking on the link I was taken to a gem of a layout. You truly have done some wonderfully detailed work and make me very proud to model in 3-Rail. Your work is of the highest caliber IMO. Do you have any videos of your masterpiece?

Dave

luvindemtrains posted:

Bob,

I appreciate you sharing these pictures. The detail in them made me curious to what the rest of your layout was like. By clicking on the link I was taken to a gem of a layout. You truly have done some wonderfully detailed work and make me very proud to model in 3-Rail. Your work is of the highest caliber IMO. Do you have any videos of your masterpiece?

Dave

Dave, thanks for the kind comments.  The best video of my layout is on OGR's Great Layout Adventures volume 11.  It's available from the web store link at the top of this page.  Rich and the crew were at my house for 3 full days doing the filming. 

Up close for this fine Thursday!  Just took these photos this week which conclude with Her Majesty the Queen of England vacationing in Patsburg.  Have a fun Thursday everyone!  IMG_9680IMG_9646IMG_9643IMG_9648IMG_9657IMG_9692IMG_9716IMG_9742IMG_9759IMG_9780IMG_9800IMG_9805IMG_9815IMG_9816

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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